Social Development in Children With Early Cochlear Implants: Normative Comparisons and Predictive Factors, Including Bilateral Implantation
Julia Z Sarant, David C Harris, Karyn L Galvin, Lisa A Bennet, Manasi Canagasabey, Peter A Busby
EAR AND HEARING | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVES: There are mixed results regarding psychosocial development in children with cochlear implants (CIs) compared with children with normal hearing (NH), and the effect of bilateral CIs has not yet been investigated. This study aimed to investigate whether social development differed between NH children and those with early CIs, and to identify new predictors of psychosocial development in children with early CIs. DESIGN: The psychosocial development, cognitive and language abilities of 159 children were measured as part of a longitudinal outcomes study of children with CIs. Parental involvement was also assessed. RESULTS: The children in this study did not differ significantly from t..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant
This work was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (Grant Number LP0989391), and Cochlear Ltd.